Baker, Joseph K.
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Joseph K. Baker, age 90, from Mesa, Az. passed on July 10, 2014. He is a WWII veteran with five bronze stars. He spent much of his life in Washington, Pa. in the timber and excavating business. Family was everything to Joe including: wife, Mary, "Lib" of 68 years; son, Ken and wife Rhonda; daughter, Mary Jo Petrie and husband Bill. Joe's adoring grandchildren are Kristen Maxwell and husband Scooter and Brian Petrie. He had a never ending smile seeing his little great granddaughters; Payson and Breckyn. His brother John resides in Pittsburgh, PA. and Al is deceased. He also has 16 nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Grace United Methodist Church in Mesa on July 17 at 4:00 p.m. Tributes can be shared at meldrummortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mesa Child Crisis Center.
Published in The Arizona Republic on July 13, 2014